Monochrome Monday – Chained

I noticed that almost all of the bicycles in NYC had these very heavy chains on them to lock them up tight while their owners were at work or wherever they were.  First thing that struck me was how many of them were; how many people got too and fro in Manhattan on a bike! And secondly, no one used any of the bike chains I’m used to seeing.  Nope! None of those wimpy encased in protective rubber sheaths chains here.  We are talking industrial strength locks and chains here, folks.  While converting this image to black and white I started to think about songs with the word chain/s in them.  Here’s what I came up with – can you add any?

Chain of Fools – The Chain – Rare and Precious Chain – Ball & Chain – Back on the Chain Gang – Chains – Chain Gang (different singer and song than Back on the Chain Gang) – Chain Lightning – Unchain my Heart




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22 Responses to Monochrome Monday – Chained

  1. Cindi says:

    The Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody” … although I guess, if you really use that, the bike would get stolen. 😉

    Great texture in the image! I do like your Monochrome Monday images.

  2. They are not kidding around up there! I am always astonished at how many people ride bikes in NYC, too…talk about taking your life in your hands!-Ashley

  3. Love this shot. Bold, crisp, full of interesting curves and angles, and yes, stories too.

  4. Love the composition Teri! great shot!

  5. Reblogged this on Images by T.Dashfield and commented:

    Hello hello hello! My posting may be reblogs or spotty this week as my world has been turned upside down. Family medical emergency to deal with along with my trying to hard to pack for our impending move and I injured myself to the point that it’s PT or being loopy out of my mind on pain meds….heavy sigh! So please bear with me with the repeats and gaps in service until things are back in order.

    At least I didn’t break anything this time 🙂

  6. ChgoJohn says:

    Rare to see bikes chained around here. Everyone uses those supposedly impossible-to-cut locks shaped like a U. A chain may be good for the day but I’d never leave a bike outdoors with one once the sun sets. As for the music, how about Diana Ross’s “Chain Reaction”?

    Sorry to hear that things haven’t been going well of late. Do take care, Teri.

  7. badfish says:

    Marvelous shot. Love the B&W (how did you change it?), and love the composition! In Amsterdam, they use the same kind of locks, because everybody rides a bike, and everyone has gotten their bike stolen at least once. It’s a rite of passage in Amsterdam–an otherwise perfect city.

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